Rachel Carson: A Biography (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 138 pages
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Few people have had as great an impact on the modern environmental movement as has the great writer and scientist Rachel Carson. This readable and up-to-date biography traces the famous environmentalist's development as a writer from earliest childhood through the publication of her best-known work "Silent Spring" (1962). Although Carson is now remembered almost exclusively for "Silent Spring," which exposed the dangers of pesticides, this book was preceded by three best-sellers about the ocean environment: "Under the Sea-Wind" (1941), "The Edge of the Sea" (1955), and "The Sea Around Us" (1951) which catapulted her to fame. In "Rachel Carson: A Biography," Carson emerges as a talented scientist and exceptional writer who was able to share her sense of wonder about nature with both scientists and the general public.

Carson's great love of both writing and nature emerged at a young age and enabled her to overcome numerous obstacles in her life. She made a critical decision to switch her major in college from English to biology, she suffered financial problems during the Depression, and family and work responsibilities left her little time to write. She struggled for years to become a writer, working in relative obscurity for 15 years at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service writing pamphlets and brochures. She also endured harsh criticism of "Silent Spring" toward the end of her life while terribly ill. This biography shows how Carson overcame these difficulties and persevered to become one of the most influential writers of the last half of the 20th century. Her legacy as a champion of nature continues 50 years after her death.

  

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Contents

Learning and Loving Nature
1
Seaward She Goes
13
Making the Sea a Vivid Reality
23
Federal Employee in Action
33
Writing The Sea Around Us
43
The Wave of Reaction to The Sea Around Us
53
Completing the Sea Trilogy
63
Reaching New Audiences
73
The Struggle to Write Silent Spring
83
The Other Road
93
The Loud Reaction to Silent Spring
105
The Legacy of Rachel Carson
117
Bibliography
127
Index
133
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About the author (2004)

ARLENE QUARATIELLO is a freelance writer and the author of The College Student's Research Companion. She has worked as an academic reference librarian at Merrimack College and Emerson College.